VIDEO: Amy Boyson Prepares For ‘Dancing For the Space Coast’ Set For June 6
By Space Coast Daily // May 28, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Dancing For the Space Coast contestant Amy Boyson is honored to be part of the action to support local charities and will live by the phrase “Dance like nobody is watching!”
Local Celebrities Ready To Strut Their Stuff For Needy
Dancing For the Space Coast, a unique competition and fundraising event that will benefit three worthy organizations on the Space Coast, will be held at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center on Saturday, June 6.
Dancing For the Space Coast will benefit the Brevard Public Safety Charity, who has earmarked the proceeds this year to be distributed to the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Scott Center For Autism and Serene Harbor.
This exciting event will feature 11 Space Coast community and business leaders, including Amy Boyson, Lila Buescher, William Capote, Katie Jacobus, Robert Jordan, Charlie Nash, Jackie Pantello,Rita Pritchett, Susan Vallette, Mason Williams and Milo Zonka.
BRAGGING RIGHTS ON THE LINE
Each celebrity dancer will be matched up with a professional dancer as they compete in a ballroom dance – and for bragging rights as the best dancer in Brevard.
On the evening of June 6, each dance pair will compete in a choreographed ballroom dance that will be scored by a panel of judges.
During the show, couples will earn scores based on several technical skill factors, but the judges’ scores alone don’t decide the dancer’s final score.
Leading up to the actual performance, the dancers will have already scored 60 percent of their points through their fundraising endeavors.
DANCER PROFILE: Amy Boyson
A born and raised Florida girl, Amy has lived in a variety of places around the state but found a place to call home when she moved to Brevard County in 2013.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Florida in Communications, with a track in Public Relations, and has worked at Waste Management as the Community Relations Manager for the Central/North part of Florida for the past seven years.
While most of her days are spent talking trash, literally, she also likes to give her time back to the local community.
She currently holds a board position with Brevard Health Alliance and Brevard Field of Dreams.
When Sheriff Ivey first approached Amy about dancing for the Space Coast her answer was “No, I am not dancing,” which received a response of, “oh yes you are!”
Difficult to say no to the Sheriff, and supporting such a worthy cause, here we are today.
Growing up, Amy’s parents spent countless dollars for dance lessons since the time she could walk so hopefully those lessons will pay off.
Amy is honored to be part of Dancing for the Space Coast to support local charities and will live by the phrase “Dance like nobody is watching!”
Lance Sexton – Instructor
Lance Sexton grew up in the dance business with both parents as professional dance teachers.
He brings more than 30 years of top professional dance experience with him to Melbourne Ballroom.
Sexton’s background includes extensive training with World and U.S. champions.
He is certified as a Master by the former National Director and World Top Instructor of Arthur Murray.
He competed professionally for 10 years and has won numerous championships and titles during his career.
Sexton is one of only a few professionals to win large competitions in all four styles of dancing including:
• Mid-United States Open American Professional Rhythm Champion
• Mid-United States Rising Star Professional International Latin Champion
• Southern States Rising Star Professional Standard Champion
• Illinois State Open American Professional Smooth Champion
Sexton currently competes with his students in Pro/Am competitions and his students have won many championships and top exhibition awards.
His teacher awards include Florida State Top Teacher and Mid-United States Top Teacher.
Several Dancing For the Space Coast sponsorship levels are available, including the Grease Sponsor for $25,000, the Flashdance Sponsor for $15,000, the Footloose Sponsor for $10,000 and the Saturday Night Fever Sponsor for $5,000.
Tables are available at the following levels: Front Row VIP Dinner Table, $5,000; Second Row VIP Dinner Table, $2,500; Third Row Dinner Table, $1,750; and Fourth Row Dinner Table, $1,250.
Individual seats can be purchased for $150 per person.
Dancing For the Space Coast is sponsored by Harris Corp., Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Space Coast Daily, Florida Institute of Technology and C&R Designs.
For more information, or to make a donation in the name of your favorite dance pair, log on to DancingFortheSpaceCoast.com